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Card checking platform Go Smart to be withdrawn

Published: December 11, 2023

In April 2022, the 38 card schemes displaying the CSCS logo launched CSCS Smart Check.

CSCS Smart Check allows all 2.1 million cards displaying the CSCS logo to be verified using a single interface and is designed to improve the construction industry’s card checking procedures and site safety, whilst also helping tackle card fraud.

Now that CSCS Smart Check is established, CSCS can confirm that its predecessor Go Smart will be turned off on March 31st 2024.

Go Smart, either used as a standalone platform or built into existing site access systems was the predominant method of checking CSCS cards at site gates prior to CSCS Smart Check’s development.

After March 31st, 2024, attempted CSCS card reads via Go Smart will not work.

All existing users of Go Smart who wish to retain a card checking function as part of site induction and/or site access solution must put transition plans in place to move across to CSCS Smart Check as soon as possible to ensure card checks can continue to take place.

Entry system IT providers have been made aware of the withdrawal.

CSCS is urging employers currently using Go Smart to discuss the withdrawal with their IT providers so that site access or card checking can continue from April 1st, 2024.

In the first instance please contact your IT provider to discuss the development of a transition plan to CSCS Smart Check.

Following discussions with your IT provider, should you have any further questions for CSCS then please email: [email protected].

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